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Sunday, March 20, 2011

First Day of Spring

Phew. We are finally back to what I would call normal. Winter just doesn't seem normal. It has its good points, and no doubt it is doubly gratifying to enjoy warmer weather after months of cold, but really, it just ain't the way it spozed to be.

Today I went out to spend some time in the pasture. First I doled out treats. I brought some ripe banana out, as this is the favorite treat of Katariina's interesting horse, Little Love, and I thought I'd give it a try. Another friend gives mushy banana peels as a treat, but I left those behind in the compost bin. Only Chloe appreciated the banana, but there was apple for the others. George came over as of old and wanted me to scratch him for a prolonged period of time. He even enjoyed having his infamous right side scratched.

When he was done, Bridget came over and spent a long time hanging out with me. Here she is resting her chin on my head while I hold up one of her forelegs.

The wild chives are growing up faster than the grass, and Bridget's breath always smells of onion.

Bridget likes having her head scratched.

I lay down on the ground for a while, and she amused herself chewing on my boots and lifting my leg into the air by grabbing hold of my trouser leg.

It was time to stand up when she decided to put a foot on top of me. She tried the lift-June's-leg-in-the-air trick while I was standing, but that wasn't such a universally agreeable game as the lying-down version.

Chloe came over for a little while. I stood close to Rose, and a couple of times she indicated (I think) that she would like me to scratch a particular place, but she had no desire to socialize other than that.

Then it was time to come in for tea.

1 comment:

  1. Mmm, I love wild chives. Bridget and I have something in common.